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Suge Knight claims Tupac murder suspect isn’t who police think as he refuses to testify against Keefe D

Suge Knight claims Tupac murder suspect isn’t who police think as he refuses to testify against Keefe D

Suge Knight says he'll refuse if called to testify

Despite being an eyewitness to the murder of Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight says he'll refuse if called to testify against suspect Duane "Keefe D" Davis.

Davis was arrested on 29 September in connection with the murder after Tupac was shot to death in Las Vegas at just 25 years old.

No one has ever been arrested in connection to Shakur's death in the 27 years since the music legend passed, until now.

The charge - or charges - he faces were not initially made publicly available, however an update revealed Davis has been indicted by a grand jury for one count of murder with a deadly weapon, Clark county prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo said in court.

Following Davis' arrest, Death Row Records founder Knight spoke to TMZ, insisting cops and prosecutors are barking up the wrong tree with their arrest of Davis, who is a member of The South Side Compton Crips.

He also refuted the long-held belief that Davis' late nephew, Orlando Anderson, was alleged the shooter.

Knight was in the BMW in Las Vegas on 7 September 1996 when both he and Tupac were shot.

He told TMZ that regardless of what Davis has confessed to, either in interviews or to the police, he would never say a bad word about the man.

Suge Knight refuses to testify against Keefe D despite being eyewitness.
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Davis has been known to investigators for years, having allegedly admitted in interviews and in his 2019 tell-all memoir Compton Street Legend, that he was in the Cadillac where the gunfire erupted during the drive-by shooting.

It's alleged the shooting happened out of retaliation for a fight with Shakur and his entourage at the MGM Grand Hotel earlier that day.

Tupac was shot to death in 1996 following a fight at a Las Vegas hotel.
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On 29 September, Davis was taken into police custody by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police in connection with the murder.

A house owned by his wife in nearby Henderson, Nevada had been raided by the police two months prior. Police documents stated that they were looking for items 'concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur' in the raid.

Police are alleging Davis was in on the murder and supplied the gun used in the fatal shooting

But Knight has said that prosecutors can forget about getting him on the stand during Davis' murder trial, saying he's not ratting out anyone.

Of the six people allegedly involved in the shooting, Knight and Davis are the only two still alive.

Knight has made it clear that he'll never say who opened fire on Tupac and him but says he knows it wasn't Orlando Anderson and insinuated Davis doesn't belong behind bars either.

Knight, who is currently serving out a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter, says he'd never wish prison time on anyone.

Featured Image Credit: Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Crime, US News, Music